Since the Christmas Season has just passed, I thought I’d mention something about growing up in Hammond during the best time of the year.
Many of us Region Rats know about Marshal Field and their Christmas Windows in the Loop. But do you remember the window display at the Downtown Hammond Goldblat Store.
Certainly not as large as the Field display, it never the less was as well done and as animated as the famous one in Chicago.
You would be able to see Santa, trains, angels, and other characters, skating, giving and getting gifts with arms and legs moving and dancing around. It was a sight to behold. The window diplay lasted as long as the store existed; until the 1980’s.